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Connected Learning Live Certified CSA STAR Auditor

STAR Certification gives cloud service providers the ability to prove that their cloud controls have been independently assessed against the STAR certification maturity model. Certified clients will appear on the CSA's STAR Registry. The maturity model checks a service provider's security performance against the CSA's Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) to award an overall grade. Only a certified STAR auditor can assess a service provider against the CCM to recommend STAR Certification.

Led by an experienced tutor, this course will help you learn how to conduct an audit for STAR certification and will work through a detailed case study to teach you how to determine a rating for STAR certification. To successfully complete this course, you will need to pass an examination.

Learning Objective

Learn how to conduct a STAR Certification audit to assess compliance with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Control Matrix (CCM). You'll learn how to determine a maturity score and recommend a rating for STAR Certification. You can only audit to the STAR Certification scheme and recommend a rating once you have attended and passed this course.

What will I learn?

  • How to define the specific control areas of the CCM and differentiate between them
  • What maturity is and how the STAR certification maturity model works
  • How to apply the maturity model when auditing a provider's security controls
  • How to calculate a maturity score for each CCM control area
  • How to derive a provider's maturity level from the maturity scores
  • How to recommend STAR certification

How will my organization benefit?

As a recognized certification body, your organization will be able to conduct STAR audits and award STAR Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Eliminate travel and lodging expenses
  • Save time from your business day by attending 3 sessions (3 hours each)
  • Communicate in real-time with your course instructor and classmates - ask questions, get clarification, and contribute your insights
  • Learn through hands-on group exercises and a week-long case study
  • Receive a globally-recognized certificate for successfully completing the course

Course Logistics:

  • Students need to connect to the class from any internet accessible location.
  • Webcam and Microphone are REQUIRED.
  • ALL course times shown are US EASTERN TIME.